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Why are Clean Air Filters Important for Your Vehicle?

Air filters in your vehicle have to be replaced often in order to constantly remove allergens and dirt particles from the air. Here is why clean air filters in the car are so important.

Those cabin air filters will work to keep things like allergens and mold spores from degrading the air quality inside the vehicle. If these filters get clogged and are not replaced, then heated or cooled air in the vehicle is lower quality. 

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Clear Signs Your Exhaust System is Leaking

If the exhaust system is failing, you run the risk of dangerous gases getting into the vehicle's cabin where you and your passengers are breathing. Here are a couple warning signs to pay close attention to as you maneuver the Irondale, AL streets.

If you feel a vibration that is new while driving, it could be an issue with a rusty pipe or a hole in the muffler. You'll feel this vibration either with your foot on the gas pedal or with your hands while driving the car. The vibration means the engine must work harder to power…

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What You Need to Know About Tire Rotations

An informed car owner often gets far more value out of their car than someone who is uniformed. Whether it's how to change your own oil or why rotating your tires is so important, this knowledge can save you some serious money over the lifetime of a car. That is why our experienced team at Porsche Birmingham want to ensure you know why tire rotations are so important and how often they should be done.

Tire rotations or replacements ensure that your car tires do not wear unevenly and last as long as possible. 

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When is it Time to Swap Out Your Winter Wiper Blades?

Wiper blades are usually not near the top of your car maintenance list. This can especially be the case during the summer months when the weather is nice and mostly clear. However, when the winter and spring months come, having good working wiper blades can be very important. An unexpected storm can cause huge vision problems when wiper blades are not in working condition.

There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing wiper blades for your vehicle. 

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2018 Porsche cars and coffee

Our 2018 kickoff Porsche Cars and Coffee Event was well attended ( 50+ people! ).  There was a quick breakfast, new 911 Targa presentations and a tech-session Q & A on a Porsche 993, that master tech, Fred Gear, is refining a little further than Stuttgart!
 
 
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Keep Your Tires Inflated to Avoid Blowouts

Your tires are important to your driving, and you need to make sure that they are properly inflated so that they do not blow out. One of the main reasons that tires blow out is because they are not filled with enough air.

You can take a few minutes out of your day to check the air pressure in your tires. Doing so could save you from an accident. It is important for you to make sure that your tires have just the right amount of air in them so that they do not blow out. 

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning When Roads are Wet

Hydroplaning, when water is caught between your tires and the road surface, can make you lose both braking and steering control. Wet roads are slick roads, and all of us at Porsche Birmingham in Irondale, AL want to ensure your continued safe driving by passing along these tips to avoid hydroplaning.

At the first sign water is pooling on the roadway ahead, reduce your speed. When it's raining, avoid quick acceleration that can lead to hydroplaning. Make sure your tires are in good condition, as worn treads on wet roads is a dangerous combination. 

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How Do Alternators Work?

Your alternator is an essential component that regulates the electrical charge and supplies it to the rest of your car. It is the reason that your battery is able to hold a charge. Without an alternator, you may be able to drive on a battery charge alone for a short while. However, the most frequent issue with a failing alternator is that battery-shaped light that comes on the dashboard. 

 

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